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2015 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Pick ILB Hayes Pullard at No. 219 Overall

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With the No. 219 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns selected ILB Hayes Pullard (6-0, 240 lbs) out of USC.

The Browns needed a fourth inside linebacker for depth purposes, so Pullard is a candidate to fulfill that role. He was projected as a fifth-round pick by CBS Sports' Dane Bruglar. Here is what he said about Pullard:

Pullard wasn’t sure what position he would play when he arrived at USC, but ended up leading the Trojans in tackles three of the last four seasons, starting 51 total games. He has his size limitations, but is a feisty, instinctive defender with a nose for the ball and quick burst to close, putting him in position to make plays. Although he can get lost in traffic at times, Pullard is savvy enough to slip past blockers and make controlled stops. He won’t be a fit for every scheme, but at worst projects as a special teams player at the next level.

What do you think, Browns fans?

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